This two-part class will take you beyond theory and enhance your skills as a fruit grower. In this first class, you’ll be working in the orchards pruning established trees, with hands-on instruction. You’ll practice applying pruning theory to trees grown on different training systems, and on trees of different ages. Expect to walk away feeling more confident when working with your fruit trees. To provide hands-on training, we limit the class size and offer two sections of the class, Feb 22nd, 1:30-3:30pm FULL or Feb 29th, 10:30-12:30pm.
June 6 1:30pm-3:30pm In the second class in this two-part series you’ll learn about the process of scouting for pest and disease issues, and about how pruning in Part 1 has affected the early growth of the trees. You’ll also learn about fruit set, and participate in a hands-on thinning practicum. Both sections of Advanced Apple & Pear Growing, Part 1 will meet together for this class.
- Please note, this workshop will take place outside of the classroom environment for up to 2 hours and involves walking 45 minutes or more and standing on uneven and unpaved ground. If you would like us to provide seating for you during this time outside, please let us know at least 24 hours in advance of the workshop. Wheelchairs, walkers, and other mobility aids are welcome but in some areas may be difficult (unpaved or grassy areas). Please get in touch with us directly if you have concerns or questions about your aid on the unpaved and uneven ground. Email us or call 360-966-5859
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